Coaching EducationUpdatedMonday April 13, 2020 byKYBSA.
All Managers & Coaches are REQUIRED to complete a coaching education certification course. The USA Baseball "A" Certification course satisfies this requirement. NOTE: The course is generic enough to support softball coaches as well. Visit USA Baseball "A" Certification for course requirements, topics covered and benefits. This is a FREE course.
It is encouraged for all parents to also complete this course as it provides a general understanding to the core principles of positive atmosphere, player development and recognizing and responding to health and safety issues. The Play Ball Parent course is another nice resource.
Additionally, it is recommended to continue the coaching education courses to receive the "B" and "C" certifications. Each certification level delves deeper into all aspects of the game. For more information, visit: USA Baseball Coach Certification.
"A" Certification from USA Baseball including Abuse Awareness Training
The course can take 1-2 hrs depending on your familiarity with the topics. You may stop at any time and come back where you left off.
You can ALWAYS find your courses in the "My Profile" tab in the top menu. To return to the course, select GO TO COURSE.
Your are required to complete ALL 4 courses as well as SIGN the Code of Conduct.
Once you have completed the course, SAVE your Certificates as a PDF and submit it to KYBSAregistrar@gmail.com. You will need to submit the follwing certificates:
(USA Baseball already generates a PDF file. All you have to do is save it to your device.)
You can access your certificates by going to MY PROFILE and select GO TO COURSE for the certificate you wish to retrieve.
If the Board selects you for a team, you will be contacted to complete your background check.
KYBSA engcourages you to continue your "coaching" education by achieving "B" and "C" certifications.